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SPS Technician 1 -Central Sterile Supply

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New Britain General


New Britain, CT

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Job Schedule: Full Time
Standard Hours: 40
Job Shift: Shift 2
Shift Details:

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The Hospital of Central Connecticut is an acute-care community teaching hospital, we provide comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services in general medicine and surgery, as well as a wide variety of specialties. Staffed by our talented team of leading professionals, The Hospital of Central Connecticut provides a wide array of services throughout the region, caring for patients from birth through the end of life.

Job Summary:

Performs a variety of processing duties including: decontamination, sterilization, supply, case cart assembly and packaging. Fulfills all requirements for documentation to ensure the department is able to distribute high quality sterile products in an efficient manner to effectively meet the requirements of its customers. Maintains a thorough knowledge of instrumentation, equipment, utilization, and sterile processing.  Working toward obtaining Sterile Processing Distribution Technician Certification.

Job Responsibilities: 

  • Provides appropriate instrumentation for surgical procedures ensuring accuracy, proper function, processing and storage and usage according to scheduled and anticipated demand.
  • Demonstrates ability to manage and execute case cart picking function using proper pick sheets, adherence to standard setup, quality assurance and timely delivers of end product.   Utilizes proper forms and procedures to document picking of each item.
  • Retrieves case carts from Operating Room and delivers to the decontamination area.  Retrieves clinical floor sets form Labor and Delivery and all clinical floors.
  • Performs Steam, Sterrad sterilization and is able to disinfect flexible scopes in the Steris unit in a timely and accurate manner ensuring strict adherence to all documented requirements. 
  • Performs decontamination of medical-surgical instrumentation and equipment accordance to department policies, infection prevention guidelines and manufacturer’s written instructions.
  • Efficiently and accurately inspects, assembles, packages and wraps instruments and supplies in preparation and packaging area of Central Sterile Supply according to priority needs and daily assignments.k
  • Delivers medical-surgical instruments and supplies to patient care areas and the Operating Room Surgical Suites.  Stocking of linen and clinical floor sets on clinical floors.
  • Adherence to Safety Standards, Blood and Bodily Fluid Precautions and Hand Washing.  Strictly follows the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) standards including the Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses (AORN) standards.
  • Takes Inventory on all Clinical Floors and OR and replenishes medical–surgical supplies by par level. 
  • Works effectively as a team member within department to provide quality service to hospital units through communication, cooperation, and collaboration in order to respond to problems that arise
  • Adheres to established department production standards for instrumentation case card production, decontamination, sterilization and preparation and packaging.



Minimum Requirements

Preferred Requirements



 High School graduate or equivalent required.












One year experience in Central Sterile Supply preferred.


Licensure, Certification, Registration


Sterile Processing Distribution Technician Certification from the Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution Inc. (CBSPD) or International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IAHCSMM) must be obtained within two years of hire.


Licensure, Certification, Registration




Language Skills


 Ability to read, write and speak English required.


Language Skills


Knowledge, Skills and Ability Requirements:

  • Must be able to answer the telephone identifying the department in a pleasant and courteous manner. 
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds.



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